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    February 22, 2013
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from origins who is one of only 500 certified addiction registered nurses in the country. she will be traveling with neck and steven and ben to came them safe, make sure there's not any withdrawals on the way to treatment. like i said, we don't want you being sick and all that stuff. so thanks for being here. so long! [applause] (male announer) live from the bay area's news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: developing right now
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at five. vindication for a man -- wrongfully convicted in a violent assault and shooting. just minutes ago. he stepped out of jail -- a free man for the first time in nearly seven years. i'm pam moore. haazig madyun has the latest. >> reporter: justice will be served if this sentence is set asidethat is what the judge said in an alameda county court room as he was clearing the way for the dismisal of ronald ross' life sentenceover taken by emotion in the courtroom51- year-old wood's dropped his face into his hands sobbing tears of relief after serving 6-years and ten months for an attempted murder back in 2006 that his mother always maintained her son could not have committed >> "i know my child didn't do this because i know where he was at, he was on my couch drinking beer and wine"
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>> reporter: ultimately both the d.a. and the defense agreedross did not commit the crimeelliot peters led the defense team in getting the conviction overturned >> "we had really developed a lot of evidencewas a conviction they could stand behind" >> nancy o'malley called me up. and we reviewed it. stand behind this conviction anymore and i really respect. >> reporter: although wood spent the bulk of his time in san quintinhe was recently transferred here to santa rita jail awaiting the outcome of his conviction being overturnedtoday when he walks out those doors he will be a frre manin dublin haaziq madyun kron4news been >> more details now in the overturned conviction of ronal ross. the shooting he was wrongly accused in. happened back in april of 2006 -- in west oakland. police say, the victim later picked ross out of a photo lineup from his hospital bed. ross was then convicted -- and sentenced to 25 years
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to life. he had been serving that sentence -- again for nearly 7 years -- at san quentin. kron 4 sat down with ronal ross today -- you will see that story in our newscast tonight at eight. >> pam: developing right now. the national park service now warning visitors to beware. thieves are now preying on visitors. as they head out to some of the bay area's most scenic vista points. kron4's terisa estacio shows us where. >> reporter: with it's breath taking views - visitors often pack the parking lot here at battery spencer - but in the last few months, thieves have zeroed in crowds, preying on those simple here to take in the sights. this is kevin cockery with the national park service. >> reporter: what are people doing? among people have been leaving things in plain sight, of value. people get distracted and leave behind valuables.
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>> reporter: and sure enough, i found expensive electronics out in plain view, like this internet router, several gps devices, and look here, someone even left their truck open with their suitcases exposed. i shut it - just in case. the recently put a campaign out to try to can crack down on the problem. >> we have been trying to get the word out. we have even left notes on these cars is secure, but what we did see word electronics and value coast in plain view. recently, the park service conducted an campaign to educate people to help crack >> we put report cards on the cars. >> reporter: plus they have performed some covert operations. >> we have caught people, that felt good. we are frustrated, that people of two of the. th th
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have to endure this. >> reporter: in the meantime, they add - they hope people will not get spooked by the breakins and stay away, but instead, take precautions with the belongings while enjoying the view. terisa estacio, kron 4 news. >> pam: new tonight -- the san jose woman who once tried to extort money from a wendy's restaurant. by placing a human finger in a bowl of chili -- now facing new charges. this a just released photograph of anna ayala. right now, ayala is accused of lying to police. kron4 's rob fladeboe shows why. >> reporter: badher face mostly hidden behind long black hair, 47-year-old anna ayala looked straight ahead and said nothing as she appeared for an arraignment friday. police say she lied about how her son, 26-year-old guadalupe reyes, who hobbled into the same courtroom on crutches, was shot in the foot outside their alviso home earlier this month. detectives say ayala concoced an elaborate story, in vivid detail,
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about two assailants who do not exist, a convicted felon, who admitted to shooting himself. >> ayala spent several years in prison after she and her husband, shown here in court they shot themselves in the ankle. and ultimately, they got locked into a story. weather it is a truth or a lie. eventually, the detectives to be able to pick apart. >> reporter: back in 2005, were convicted of trying extort money from wendy's in a bizarre plot where they bought a severed human finger from a co-worker for $100 dollars and planted it in a bowl of chili. wendy's >> sheet is assaulaccessory to a
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felony. and with prior convictions. >> reporter: claims the bad publicity led to $21 million dollars in losses. if convicted, ayala could go back to prison for four years. bail was set at $150-thousand-dollars because she is a flight risk and say prosecutors, has a history of manipulating the system for her own gain. in san jose rob fladeboe. >> catherine: a developing story. oscar pistorius is a free man tonight.at least until his next court hearing in june. the double amputee track star was granted bail in south africa today.despite objections from the prosecution. on the fourth day of a bail hearing. the magistrate talked for two hours before finally announcing his decision. >> "i come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail." you can hear relatives of oscar pistorius reacting happily.
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but he remained silent - not showing any emotion. he's accused of shooting his girlfriend to death on valentine's day - claiming he thought she was an intruder hiding in the bathroom. the magistrate today criticized the prosecution at times. its lead investigator has been pulled off the case because of his own legal problems. and the court did 'not' find that the athlete is a flight risk. but he also was critical of pistorius's explanation of how he thought he was shooting a burglar. >> "i have difficulty also in coming to terms with the fact that the accused did not seek to verify who exactly was in the toilet when he could have asked." pistorius gets a long list of restrictions along with his $112,000 bail. he has to turn in all his guns. this was one - found on his bedside table. he can't go back to his
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house -- he's staying with relatives. he has to turn in his passport. and he can't drink.a detail that didn't bother his attorney. >> '.oh he doesn't drink.that's not important." >> catherine: an odd detail.today the track athlete's coach says he might try to get him back into training as early as monday.saying it could help him 'clear his mind'. because this is such a huge case. and because the justice system tends to move slowly in south africa. some observers say it could actually be a year or more before there's a verdict. catherine heenan, kron 4. >> developing tonight. we're just 24 hours away from san francisco's chinese new year parade. the parade goes from 5:15 to about 8:00 saturday night. it begins here at market and second streets. the parade heads west on market, then moves onto
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geary before briefly turning onto powell. then east on post. the route then goes north on kearney for several blocks, before ending at jackson street. there will be extra muni service on the l-taraval and n-judah lines. the subway will stay open late - until about 1-am. and there are numberous muni bus lines that will be re- routed because of the parade. >> reporter: for the millions of people that are all out here you are going to see a lot of this it is clear. 300 lbs. of glitter on all of these folks. you can see in the distance, the final touches been put on the slopes. this is just one of many. of these cloud floats --they would line up to one- quarter of 1 mi.. this evening. some are still being worked upon. in the distance, they are still working on the floats.. over 2 mi. of shiny paper in addition to all that
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glitter. this is a big production. and you say that this is the mcdonald's floats and these three children are the child pictures of the adults that actually assembled this float we will hear from the creators of these that is coming up at 8:00 p.m. reporting live, j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: clear skies but we do have the increase clouds with a system overnight. it looks like it will pass through before the parade starts. you can see heavy rain through the
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oregon border. a slight chance of showers into tomorrow morning for the north bay, only half as the parade starts around 5:00 p.m., some breezy conditions but mostly clear. we will talk more about that rainfall. you can check with the s-f- >> pam: the kron4 news at five is just getting started. next -- a long-shot tip. of the end for former cop chris dorner's deadly revenge spree. at 5-14 -- demands met. the demands one bay area college caved to, to stop an overnight student protest. at 5-16 -- ominous lyrics. songs by a bay area rapper, killed in a stunning vegas shootout -- now painting a chilling portrait. at 5-18 -- an apparent beat down. kron4 has the video which led to the suspension of multiple police officers -- keep it here. for details.
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>> catherine: and a developing story. a woman who had once been a police partner to christopher dorner is claiming that it's her hunch that led to his arrest. dorner's manifesto included claims of excessive force and brutality within the ranks of the los angeles police force. his claims were denied and he was fired for making false allegations against the sgt. teresa evans. dorner eventually died in a
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police stand-off. evans says she suspected dorner -- when news broke of the killing of a couple inshe's taking credit for pointing police in his direction. >> pam: developing right now. a group of san francisco city college students has taken on the adminstration -- and apparently won. kron4's will tran has more on an overnight sit-in protest. >> reporter: this lasted nearly one full day. you can see it the students in the lobby. they have this meeting in place. with the chancellor at the college to go over some of their proposals and their ideas on how to prevent this school to lose its accreditation. or to even be shut down. there needs to be some changes and present those changes at that time. the commission will meet in the month of june it they do not? there could be perhaps
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the possibility of no more chances of the existence of the college of san francisco. here are some ideas exchanged in your forced to protest. and it lasted at its height, 100 to be people with no arrests. the police officers were in the lobby overnight. just as a safety precaution. reporting from san francisco, will turn, kron 4. >> pam: will tran -- thank you. >> more bay area news. someone who was apparently trying to save some time, triggered a bomb scare. this was the scene this looking bag was found inside the alameda county courthouse in oakland. the bomb squad was broguth in -- and it turned out to be back-pack full of tools. investigators say someone
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the hassle of going through the metal detector. >> tonight some chilling insight into one of victim's that was a rapper from oakland. these ominous lyrics recent song (rapping) these futures -- lyrics. meanwhile, the search is focusing on that block range rover. were the suspects and were riding after an altercation at a nearby casino. can the clutch was driving that maserati. it is burned, demolished and it killed the
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passenger and the driver. he leaves behind a two month old girl. and another child >> jacqueline: mostly clear skies. temperatures on the mild side but they are starting to cool. mid-60s in santa rosa. 60s in sunnyvale, concord and along the coast upper 40's and 50's market has been breezy. overnight, the increase with clouds and storms approaching. it will be isolated at best. cooler conditions on saturday but decrease in clouds. a rebound in temperatures and the chance of rainfall later. warm conditions will return however, what will happen tonight. the satellite and radar showing the increase to the north.
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it is heavier to the north and the rain will continue to break up and fizzle out. as it goes towards the north bay. isolated. some of that cloud coverage in the rainfall to the north bay. and it is gone. a bit of rain fall under the delta and that is it. the clubs will be decreasing tomorrow morning. and if your of the day with clearer conditions for the evening temperatures widespread in the 40's to start. for the afternoon, temperatures cooler than today. 50s. getting towards the 60s for the in the valleys. a look at your extended forecast. cooling tomorrow. a bit warmer on to say the chance of rainfall
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returns. >> take a look at these four police officers in quebec. take a look at this. four police officers in quebec have been suspended. after video caught them beating a suspect. you can see the man was lying face down in the snow -- with his arms at his side. nonetheless.the officers walk over and begin hitting and kicking him while he's on the ground. they have no idea of course.that a nearby surveillance camera was recording this. in their statements.they claim the man was armed and they feared for their lives. >> still ahead. lance armstrong's troubles grow. the heavy hitter now joining a lawsuit against thethen -- the catholic church -- under fire. one priest now says money is being hidden from sex abuse victims. but first tonight. two of the music industries hottest artists. helping give an aging candlestick park, an epic farewell.
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>> new at 5. the show of the summer in the bay area. this is huge. just announced - jay z and justin timberlake will be playing candlestick park. you heard right. jay-z and j-t are two of the biggest names in music - they've combined for 23 grammy's - and they'll be at the stick july 26th. whole lotta people talking about this one. interest on facebook. seven percent are not going to miss what could be a once in lifetime show. saying i'm there no matter what. 23 percent would like to be there, if tickets are reasonable, i'm there. more than half - 53 percent are not that into it. and 17 percent say i hate jay-z and justin timberlake. won't be caught dead there on july 26th. we're always looking for
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>> coming up. just days left for the government to avoid major automatic spending cuts. and if they don't you'll feel it -- what you can expect. then -- parts of the u-s ravaged. kron4 is tracking the monster storm. through the plains. along with the intense video. and -- it's oscar weekend. kron4's movie critic, jan wahl is here with her predictions. the kron4 news at 5-30 is next. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian
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(male announer) live from the bay area's news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> pam: padlocked national parks.. hours added to the wait in airport security lines. 200=thousand lost jobs in california alone. all of the above set to begin just one week from today, unless congress reaches a deal on the national debt. kron four's grant lodes has been looking at the nightmare scenario known as
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sequestration. >> yes, it's another fiscal cliff, and if you are a little hazy on the implications, you are not alone. look at this. a pew research survey found 29 percent of americans are not aware of the spending cuts coming next week. 43 percent say they've heard a little about it. heard a lot. right now we are going to fill you in on how the cuts will affect you. the axe falls on march first85 billion dollars will vanish from the federal budget. the start of one trillion dollars in cuts in the next decade. here is one of the places you are likely to see the impact: mass furloughs of air traffic controllers means fewer planes will be taking off and landing >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago and san experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours controllers on staff/ >> reporter: and you will
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spend more time getting to the gate. with fewer personnel, the transportation safety administration says you could spend up to five hours in security lines. expect to pay more for for beef and chicken. food safety programs are in for deep cuts. fewer food inspectors could force meat and poultry plants to close. the result, a smaller supply, and higher prices. cuts to head start means poor children will be tossed out of classrooms. the white house says health services will be slashed. and border security will be compromised. victims of superstorm sandy won't get money to repair their homes and businesses. the pentagon will take a major hit in its huge civilian work force. >> this is not a beltway phenomenon. more than 80% of our civilians work outside of the dc metro area. they live and work in every state of the union. if furloughs experience a 20% decrease in their pay between late april >> one economist estimates the sequester could put more than 2 million people out of work. ten percent of them in california. >> pam: developing at five
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-- the midwest feeling the pain of a severe winter storm. right now air travel still trying to recover -- this is video from an airport in st. louis. passengers stranded overnight. now the storm is moving towards new england. i'm here in the weather center with jaqueline -- is the worst over? >> jacqueline: it is not over. from what we can see in the south. some of these storms are severe towards the gulf coast. we swe can see the flow coming off of the gulf of mexico and ises impacting mississippi. through georgia. as we take a look and and what is in
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the mornings, these rainfall totals are heavy. with severe storms. this area right here as a look towards the north. we do have some winter watches issued this will intensify. as we go towards the northeast and for the weekend. the snowfall is moving to right now, a lot of its body was not much accumulation. we will have freezing rain in some spots and heavy accumulations. >> catherine: this is definitely a winter that people are not going to afford that. icy roads. and crippling travel take a look of wichita, kansas. they suddenly heard the huge rubble and this incredible crashing sound. they thought that it was an earthquake. they ran out and saw this.
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these mobile oversize snow and in kansas city, missouri. discretions right into that poll. it shot down service and this is why. nobody was hurt but which is one more sign that it was dangerous and just too slippery. >> where it has been difficult is chicago heavy snow and ice. plenty of delays and 20 percent of the u.s. population are under a winter weather warning and watch. this storm is impacting 20 states with 1 ft. of snowfall in some areas. >> developing right now, lance armstrong's legal troubles are growing. his lawyer says today that the justice department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against the cyclist.
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it was brought on by one of armstrong's former team- mates. admitted he used performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. onethe u-s anti doping agency stripped armstrong of his seven tour de france titles. >> catherine: something very interesting is happening within the ranks of the catholic church. a priest in milwaukee is speaking out publicly about what he says as an effort to hide money from sex abuse victims.so the church can avoid pay-outs. one example - milwaukee church officials put 55- million million dollars in a cemetary trust fund. >> we need explanation cheating money out has been".have been unexplainable." >> catherine: the former archbishop of milwaukee when this happened -- the popular timothy
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dolan. now the new york cardinal. this was his response back in 2011 when he was asked about allegations of sheltering money. >> to think that there was $130 million. to think they have an onshore account or something?".this is just ludicrous." >> catherine: an attorney representing hundreds of clergy abuse victims says the milwaukee archdiocese has been particularly deceitful. just yesterday -- cardinal dolan was questioned by attornies for another upcoming case. >> jacqueline: the changes. we can see from our mount tam cam clouds to the north bay and approaching for the overnight hours. we will have those cloud coverage and a chance of light showers in the north bay. this will be moving through,
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quickly tomorrow we will have sunny skies but it will be cooler than today. changes next week possibly next week. rainfall. let us take a quick look. the golden gate looking move decent. headlights northbound -- commute direction 680 near the hwy. 24 interchange most lanes are moving well with the exception of the pay gates san jose 101 really moving slowly at the guadeloupe overpass and the san mateo bridge east bound. headlights coming towards
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>> emnow for today's market update stocks bounce back after a two-day slide. here are a look at today's closing numbers on wall street. the dow rose 120 points to close and- one. the nasdaq rose 30 points to three-thousand-161. and although the s-and-p 500 posted its firt weekly loss of the year. it still rose 13 points to close at one-thousand-515. citigroup's top guy made 11-and-a-half-million dollars last year. c-e-o michael corbat was also one of the few top executives on wall street to receive a cash bonus. it comes a year after shareholders rejected a 15- million-dollar pay package for citigroup's former c-e- o. the company's chairman says corbat's salary structure "is both competitive and in line with regulatory standards." >> jacqueline: changes until
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with mostly clear skies. and a beautiful sunset. a and possibly some rainfall for the north bay. those clouds are going to clear out by tomorrow. and will pilaf with cooler conditions. it will start to warm right back up the rest sunday. the satellite and radar showing that rainfall. and as it goes towards the south it will break up and this all out this futurecast showers there napa and sonoma county, just light chance. by 10:00 a.m., to the delta but that will pretty much be it. some snow flurries, overnight to lake tahoe by
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2:00 a.m. show wars surrounding region. that will continue but by the bay area, clearing conditions. for the bay area and towards the sierras. temperatures will beat a bit warmer 30's in the north bay and livermore. back into the 50s for the most part as for the sierras, some morning snow flurries. and gusting at 55 mph. it your going up to the slopes? sunday will be the better day. a look at your extended forecast. a better day on sunday with a bit of a temperature degreasing and in a rebound with the chance of rain fall on wednesday. a
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warm up as we see that pressing through the mud the biggest night is just a couple of nights away. the- biggest night. jan wahl. >> it is fantastic! i have always loved the oscars but because it is about quality rather than box office but there has never been a year of so many different types of movies. independent movies, a big studio movies and interesting personalities. the first that has gotten a lot of mclean. people are angry because the director did not get nominated it is argo... it has reached see a lot of- claim. it is comedy. and it is heavy drama. with all of these elements mixed together. when is thi it h a
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several-awards i think that it could even get " the best picture " >> picture'zero dark thirty'... could also be up for nomination. and even senator dianne feinstein did not want this to be in the theaters because of its torture in the scenes and jessica chastaine and 'li ncoln'... this has really
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piqued interest and they think that it could get a leading actor for daniel day-lewis. that would be the third for his career. i however, would like to see how others such as hugh jackman, or this is really a great realistic look at politics >> " life of pi'.. they said that it was impossible to put this into a movie but they did it, beautifully. and the director of
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'brokeback mountain'.. yet, it was the legal. and what is so exciting is that some of these you walked out inspired. this one, and some where you want to learn more like lincoln were argo. and this one, a sense of spirituality. special. >> and sky fall... this will probably get best original song. and it is up for a few other words it is up for over original score is a movie that reminds us that the oscars and also say that if it is a popular movie that everybody likes and it
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is an exciting year for the oscars. pam i think the show itself will also be good. and the host has never hosted before and a tribute to james bond. and barbara streisand is going to sing. >> quality. >> sunday night. >> coming up big changes with the oscars and the iconic theater is no longer called the codex theater. the meaning rents have been scooped up with extreme changes. coming up gabe slate tech report. well, well, well.
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develop your front and center. gabe slate tech report >> jacqueline: taking a live look from the bay bridge toll plaza. the clouds increasing. changes and showers.
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(male announer) live from the bay area's news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> ronald rosswrongfully convicted in an oakland shooting incident back in 2006 tonight, ross is a free man.this is video of ross
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walking out of jail after spending nearly 7-years behind bars for a crime he didn't commitnow ross' attorney tells kron4 his client could be in for a huge payday at six. >> there is a telephone statute that allows you to get $100 per day. i have been to that process before. until you prove that if it is a complete prove it is a bit of a kangaroo court. the attorney general will argue every turn to the venue for getting your money. >> ronald rosswrongfully convicted in an oakland shooting incident back in 2006 tonight, ross is a free man.this is video of ross walking out of jail after behind bars for a crime he attorney tells kron4 his after spending 6-years and 10-months behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.ross' attorneys say the state of $250-thousand dollars
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new at six. >> an attempted strong-arm robbery on bart was foiled because an off-duty san jose cop was in the right place at the right time and decided to take action. it happened on board a train at the fruitvale stop in oakland. a scuffle broke out and someone was calling for help. that's when sergeant fred kotto, a former olympic-level boxer, tackled the would-be robber and saved the day. sergeant kotto spoke about the collar outside san jose police headquarters today. >> i heard the woman screaming. this man has my purse, please help me. so everybody was trying to help and with that using a taser.. nothing was working i showed my gun in my bed and i said that on in the police officer. and i threw them down and put them into a choke hold and the person screamed so i was convincing enough to calm them down.
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everybody cheered for of us and it was really, really nice. >> pam: sergeant kotto and his fiance' were on their way to san francisco to get a marriage license when all this happened. after bart police arrived to take the suspect into custody, they continued on their way. and if that name sounds familiar, you may be interested to know that sgt. kotto is the son of the actor yaphet kotto. >> new at six. a break in at walnut creek mercedes benz dealership has left customers vulnerable to identity theft. police say thieves broke into a locked file cabinet and took files containing customers records that contained social securit, credit card and drivers license numbers. the dealship is offering to pay for one year of credit monitoring service to those customers whose records were stolen. >> service is issuing a warning to visitors planning out heading out to scenic
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spots in the bay area this weekend. in the last year, they have seen a substantial increase in breakins at several scenic spots. as kron four's terisa estacio reports, out at one hot spot for criminals, some tourists were surprised about the crime wave. >> reporter: this is one of the parking lots thieves have been targeting. take a look at all of the glass on the ground, evidence of the break ins in this parking lot referred to as battery spencer in the marin headlands. for some the breakins are suprising. >> reporter: normally do blocked your items? >> normally i would always lock my valuables. there are a lot of break ins around here will that change your outlook? >> yes it is a surprise. i will start to lock up my bell evils. >> reporter: the audibles---the el legalsbut
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not everyone feels the same way. >> i saw glass last weekend. i take precautions. >> i always take >> you can never been too cautious. terisa estacio, kron 4 news. new at six. >> a former theater instructer has been charged with child molestation and other sex crimes against children. jason pedroza was arraigned in a martinez courtroom this morning. court documents show -- he's being charged on multiple accounts including -- child molestation and sexual battery. pleasant hill police say they began investigating pedroza after receiving information that he had allegedly engaged in sex acts with underage girls. police say pedroza also worked at a ballet school on north main street in walnut creek. >> we're always tracking neighborhood crime. here's a kron-4 crime tracker in the east bay. there have been a series of
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burglaries in fremont. five in the last week and a half. i'll show you where and when they're happening. the burglaries are all within a few blocks of arroyo agua calientepark. feb 12th - prarie dog lane. feb 14 - parkmeador drive. feb 18 - parkmeadow dr feb 20 - ponca ct. feb 21 - paseo padre pkwy new at six. national park visitors will encounter fewer rangers. find locked restrooms and closed visitor centers. those are just a few things visitors will see if. the across-the-board cuts are enacted by sequestration. a national park service memo listed it would affect parks from cape cod to yosemite. most of the park system's two-point-nine billion dollar budget goes towards fixed costs such as salaries and utilities. so the 112 million dollars
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in cuts would slash programs at national parks. catherine? >> catherine: we're now hearing that those budget cuts could also lead to some big headaches the next time you fly. the f-a-a could get about 600-million dollars slashed from its budget. and as rene marsh reports -- that could mean delays for travelers. >> this transportation system could be just a couple of weeks away. >> flights from newark, san francisco could experience delays of up to 90 minutes. >> reporter: says how the transportation department will have to deal with the looming budget cut. >> likely closing 100 air traffic control towers and with fewer than 150 flight operations per year. the smaller airports like
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boca raton fl. what does this mean for you? this means that less take off, landings and the least or fewer flights. that could mean higher ticket prices. and also all that worries about the impact. >> it is difficult to not to see how that will impact safety and efficiency of the system so we are concerned. >> jacqueline: >> reporter: the transportation department is concerned that this will not impact safety as furloughs will begin april 1st. renee marsh, kron 4. >> catherine: a developing story in los angeles. city officials are still dealing with the strange case of a dead tourist -- found in a hotel water tank. the city has been flushing out the hotel's water supply.after a young woman's body was found in a roof-top tank. yung lah has the latest.
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>> reporter: water from the tap. this is cellphone video. and but the city is using to flush its entire water system. after its gruesome discovery of a woman's body inside of its tank. it could have been there for at least 2.5 weeks. during those weeks, houshundreds of residents of the hotel guests were using it. >> that is why a lot of people with left and have gone to a different hotel. >> reporter: alisa lam from vancouver, showing her activing oddly but she did not seem odd..
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>> she was outgoing, friendly, lively. but she is the manager of the bookstore called the last bookstore. one of the last places that she was seen by anyone. she the richest records. >> talking about what books she was getting. and perhaps even concerns of taking these back with her. >> reporter: her parents flew down to los angeles to help with the city to help find her daughter. the outside of the restaurant this memorial for a young woman lost to houston. >> jacqueline: lost too soon. >> changes. temperatures along the coastline fifties through napa. 60s in oakland
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64 in redwood city. 60s in concord, san jose as an take a live look outside these cloud coverage is rolling. the north of us and starting to go towards the bay area. the rainfall, not much of it. it has been fairly heavy but it is fizzling out. however, some stray showers in the north bay. here is what we can expect with the increasing clouds and a slight chance of showers. tomorrow, some cooler skies but still cooler temperatures will rebound sunday. and another chance on wednesday coming up. >> a new channel at oakland's lake merritt was opened to boats today for the first time in one hundred and forty years. it is part of the ongoing two hundred million dollar improvement project to the lake that the shoreline and recreational paths and
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bridges for bicycles and pedestrians. eventually the new channel will connect to the oakland estuary. >> coming up -- the latest into olympic runner oscar killing his model girlfriend. plus: the pentagon is grounding its entire fleet of fighter jets. after discovering a problem with the engine. and: details on the f-d-a approval of a bay area companys treatment -- for [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hotspot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. so call now to get at&t u-verse
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>> developing right now -- former olympic athlete oscar pistorius is free on bail today. a magistrate released the one-time national hero accused of killing his girlfriend. reeva steenkamp. stacey cohen reports on the reaction of the judge's decision. >> reporter: oscar pistorius is free. for now. after a nearly two hour verbal dissection of the case against the olympic runner, south african magistrate desmond nair set bail at 1 million rand.about 112-thousand dollars. nair said prosecutors failed to prove pistorius would be a flight risk.or had a propensity for violence. >> he's allegedly got another property in italy. he's got bank accounts outside the country, but definitely that did not stand. and like we say, we court. 1 >> reporter: cannot return
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to his home.where reeva steenkamp, was shot to death. he must surrender his passport, report to police bi-weekly.and refrain from consuming alcohol. >> of course i'm pleased. right >> reporter: in a statement, the runner's uncle said: >> "although we are obviously relieved that oscar has been granted bail, this is still a very sad time for the family of reeva and for us.we are convinced that oscar's version of what happened on that terrible night will prove to be true." >> reporter: the case has captivated the people of pretoria.the double amputee's hometown. >> it's funny how yesterday we called him a hero and the following day people just say no, he should just be put to the sword >> reporter: and so.although pistorius is, for now, a free man. he is not free from the questions and curiosities that will follow him in the months leading up to a trial. i'm stacey cohan kron 4 nws. in national news. the white house is turning over e-mails to lawmakers
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--some of the documents have already been handed over to the senate intelligence committee. republican senators are threatening to hold up the nomination of john brennan as the new c-i-a director until they get the e-mails. last september 11th. one of the victims -- bay- area-native and u.s. ambassador chris stevens. on to a developing story. the pentagon is grounding its entire fleet of f-35 fighter jets. that's after discovering a cracked engine blade. it was found during a routine inspection at edwards air force base. the f-35 is used by the air force. the navy - and the marines. but all the jets have been grounded - as of today. the f-35 is part of the pentagon's most expensive weapons program. with a cost of about 400-
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billion-dollars. the jets won't be flying until the cause of the damaged engine blade is tracked down. >> less than 24-hours after screaming out his innocence in court. drew peterson is serving his 38-year sentence for murder. peterson was transferred from jail to an illinois state prison this morning. he will get four years credit for the time he has already served in jail. a judge sentenced him on thursday for the drowning death of his third wife kathleen savio in 2004. he is also a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife stacy peterson. >> jacqueline: as you take a look the changes overnight with increasing clouds. this system will be pushing through. with a slight chance of showers for this evening. slightly cooler temperatures but the will rebound. clouds are rolling
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in right now. this wider view. with rain and snow but it is heavy but it will start to fizzle out that will be the case as it goes towards us. futurecast over napa, sonoma county. but it is gone into the delta in that is it. the cloud coverage with snow over the sierras. it will continue until 5:00 p.m. we are already starting to see clearing skies. for the afternoon in the evening for the sierras. 40's and some 30's in the north bay in the inland valleys. 50s briefly towards the in the valleys towards the north bay. as for the sierras, snowfall tomorrow winds gusting at 55
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m.p.h. changes with cooler temperatures back into sunday. a bit of a roller coaster with temperatures. we will keep you posted on all of that. >> patients with a specific type of late-stage breast cancer may have some hope. coming up details on the f- d-a aprroval of a new drug created by a bay area company.
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>> new at six. the f-d-a approved a new personalized medicine for people with an aggressive form of breast cancer. the new drug called -- kadcyla is created by south san francisco based company -- genentech. genentech says kad-sigh-luh
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is a new kind of targeted cancer medicine that can attach to certain types of cancer cells and deliver chemotherapy directly to them. it will be available to people in the united states within the next two weeks >> seniors were one of the main groups urged to get a flu shot this season--but for many of them, the vaccine didn't work. the c-d-c says the vaccine helped only nine percent of people who range from 65 years and older. for those under 65-- the vaccine was about 56 percent effective. researchers say they're not sure why the vaccine didn't do much to help older people. but the c-d-c says even with the disappointing numbers, it's still worth it for everyone to get a flu shot. >> coming up. a teen held on for his dear life after he lost his balance and slipped out of a ski lift chair it's all caught on camera. that's next!
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>> take a look at this...dramatic video of a teenager dangling from a ski lift chair..then falling 45 feet. let's get a closer look. here he is...17 year old jacob gutierrez. holding on for dear life. until he can hold on no longer. falling 45 feet and hitting his head on a rock. this is at a ski refort in santa fe new mexico. we'll slow it down for you. the teenager threw a snowball...lost his balance in the chair, started to fall, but caught himself...holding on as long as he could. he suffered a hairline fracture of his skull.a lacerated liver. tears in both lungs. there was also a cut in his forehead that required stitches. somehow, no broken bones, and gutierez is expected to make a full recovery. 3 million useview..
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(male announer) live from the bay area's news station, kron 4 news starts now. i would >> reporter: after serving nearly seven years for attempted murder that he did not commit ronald ross is a everyman. >> we developed and and compiled a lot of buttons. >> i know that my child did not do this. he was at my
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house. on my couch drinking beer and wine! >> epicenter of this chili wendy's is accused of lying to san jose police. haller sun ended up getting shot. she was trying to protect her son was a convicted felon. she, and her husband served time in prison for the 20 05 conviction of the tragic story of planting a severed finger in a bowl of chili trying to extort money from the franchise. >> these cars have been increased with break-ins.
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they are seeing these these pray leaving valuables leaving with the what ever they can get. they are advising people to make sure to lock them in the trunk. in marin county, terisa estacio, kron 4. >> the usgs is releasing a study that there could be done to one catastrophic earthquakes. with 50,000 fatalities possible! they are hoping that this research will save lives. and also educate the public about the dangers of earthquake with engineers and architects with improved safety. charles clifford, kron 4 news.
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>> in july, the 70 seats will be filled with fans of the justin timberlanke and jaz z. this will help with the to parks parks and recreation department. coming up tickets in price details and what this means for the bay area. alecia reed, kron 4 >> reporter: all of the chinese new year celebrations are here with hundreds of pounds of letter. but this is just one component of these floats with 2 mi. of floats. sir, there are 25 floats. >> you will notice a big change this sunday. the theater has been called to
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the kodak theater but the wind to be crimpe theto a group. this local company, " dole the dolby theater... and insist the sound details on that, coming up. gabe slate tech report >>gary >> jacqueline: as we see this this link out towards the bay area in the north bay still some rainfall approaching for the north and the delta. but that is it. snow falls for this year and clearing. it will continue as for temperatures it will be a bit more mild in the morning. cooler than today. 50s and 60s in for the chinese new year parade? that starts around 5. temperatures will be in
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the 40 but it will be breezy. a slight chance of showers warmer towards sunday. and next week, the chance of rainfall and after that mild conditions. >> this english bulldog called 'duke'.. was enjoying the kansas city snowfall.. the owner saying that he seemed to enjoy himself. >> coming up he is back. >> i was sure he would
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metal scrap co. found it. and good old-fashioned police work it was recovered. >> they took two pieces. >> like that childhood story but humpty dumpty all the neighbors are coming around to see him. >> it is so nice to have him back. >> and let us be honest. this has a happy ending. >> he is back! and i almost forgot. the owner was considering donating it to the zoo
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>> now i have a renewed faith in people. >> we are just 85 days away from the bay to breakers .... coming up gary radnich is joined by his wife, lisa. and jim harbaugh for what is in store for alex smith.
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when she >> good evening, everybody. jim harbaugh is asking the question what is next for alex smith? >> this will be a process that will pan out. if he is going to continue to be a 49ers. or perhaps get
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treate traded in the next weeks, months. in the number of possibilities. >>gary: >> gary: we talked about that business as usual. as he had an opportunity? the answer is no. again, we could have said no. jim harbaugh and the forty- niners will have the same to fly elsewhere. indeed, they should let him, i agree. hosting san antonio this evening in the east new jersey's. this will be the first night that they have one knees. the warriors say that they are lightweight. the first team to wear
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these. where tight sleeves? >> it is going to be definitely, fun, and a challenge but for the most part they will be eye- catching. maybe they will bring us some luck tonight. we will go up there and have a good show. >> they're hoping that at the end of the night they will talk about something else besides the jerseys. sunday is racing history the first pole position for danica patrick, a woman. >> can i win? >> absolutely! if it.. i feel comfortable in this type of race situation. i do
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believe experience will help. >>gary: and if you remember what tiger woods did for golf? everybody got rich. and if this woman will win they will be jealous. here is petty. >> it is funny. we heard jimmy johnson said that a monkey could drive a car around a circle. but that is not to take anything away from danica. we want this to be as smooth as possible. >>gary: and go danica patrick kron sunday! go sunday. >> writing that they are just trying to make a point. the glorified point. >> go danica! and we have stations with big hearts.
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>> mitchell i bet he did not ever get in trouble. ... >> that is correct, these kids are secure. but if you
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mess with a player with the $12 million contract. it is a bit of a different story. he made a mistake. keep your hands off the players. >> this might sound bad but i hope that danica patrick will lose. >> and are you kidding? after all he interviewed her i have no idea when you go around and around you cannot see the drivers. it would be nice to see something happen, different. >> maybe that would bring more fans? >> for the second half of the race issue is at or near the lead? >> and spike. why has the dunk contest do not want to have any parts of it? >> this.. has been popular,
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with big players like lebron and james. if they happened to get beat then they look bad. these are still high flyers and great kids. but you see that the.... if you put $1 million and say you will see the big board shuffle. >> and this about bocce? >> his manager story is told to be dull... he is consistently nice. and a great guy. >> and also i've watched you what inspires you every day
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to get up and be funny. >> i am lucky to have a job and more importantly. big overhead, and a big heart.